e. The director goes through a process where he reads through and marks
the script or shooting outline. This is called the read-through. At this time
the director pictures or visualizes the camera angles and camera positions.
(1) Determining camera angles requires a process called visualization.
The director must picture the production in his mind scene by scene. This is
(2) Choosing personnel generally means choosing the best.
director knows the strengths, weaknesses, and potential of his crew.
f. The director starts the creative process.
He must develop a story
board (if needed), and put together a script or script outline. The kind of
script chosen will depend on the type of program.
(1) To shoot a particular scene, the director must arrange camera and
audio coverage for the shots.
The director will mark the camera positions
needed and locate the mikes.
The resultant rough production plan (camera
plan), together with the script-margin action notes or sketches, form the basis
for the production. Even the biggest productions can be analyzed into shots or
sequences in this way.
(2) Once a remote survey has been prepared it is time to examine the
The outlines should also propose other contributions such as lighting
treatment and audio effects.
Other considerations are documentation, cost,
manpower, scheduling, and equipment selection.
(3) Much depends, of course, on the type of show you are considering:
how it is to be recorded, elaboration of treatment, any special setups, and
editing facilities, etc.
Learning Event 2
DESCRIBE THE STORY BOARD AND WHY IT IS USED
1. One tool in preplanning is a story board. It is a group of 3- by
cards pinned to a bulletin board.
Each 3- by 5-inch card includes a
sketch, an important or key scene on the left, and a space for narration
Stick figures are acceptable.
The story board can include
sketches, photos, illustrations and/or graphics.
a. Storyboards are useful for collecting, generating and/or organizing
visuals. Arrange your cards in sequence, grouping cards with similar scenes.
This aids the director in seeing, scene by scene, the final production.
b. Storyboards can be used as a reference point for the script.